Man Threatens, Stalks Doorman After Being Denied Entry to Club, Police Say
CHELSEA — A doorman at a West 17th Street club was threatened and followed after he refused to let an irate patron inside, police said.
The 34-year-old doorman was working outside of 1Oak, 453 W. 17th St., at about 2:30 a.m. on Monday when he denied the man entry to the club, police said. The man was furious and said he was gong to "f--- up" the doorman before leaving, the NYPD said.
A couple of hours later, just after 4 a.m., the doorman left work in a cab and the same man followed him in a black SUV with New York plates, police said.
According to the NYPD, the doorman called 911 and told the cabbie to drive him to the 6th Precinct stationhouse. When he arrived, the SUV fled, according to police.
Police were looking for a 35-year-old man, about 5-foot-8, weighing about 200 pounds, with brown hair. He was last seen wearing black jeans, police said.
Staff at 1Oak did not respond to a request for comment.
Other notable crimes in this week's NYPD blotter for the 10th Precinct include:
► A 42-year-old man's wallet was stolen out of the front pocket of his pants while he was in the bathroom at The Eagle, a leather bar at 554 W. 28th St., at about 3 a.m. on Sunday, police said. According to police, the man said he was not bumped, but that the bathroom was "very crowded."
► A 30-year-old man was robbed after he gave cigarettes to a pair of men at about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, police said. According to the NYPD, the men approached the victim outside a parking garage at 321 W. 24th St. After he gave them cigarettes, they stood on either side of him and demanded his wallet and watch. One man reached into his coat as if he had a gun, police said.
The man gave them his wallet, containing two credit cards, and a $4,900 Panerai Luminor watch, according to police.
► A man was pushed into a pay phone booth at Eighth Avenue and West 19th Street and robbed of his wallet and iPhone at about 1:25 a.m. on Sunday, police said. The 34-year-old man was walking along Eighth Avenue when he was accosted by a man who said "you owe me," before pushing him into the phone booth, police said.
After taking the victim's belongings, the robber fled east toward Seventh Avenue, police said.
Police are looking for a 28-year-old man who is about 6-foot-1, with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray cap.